Tag: University College Cork

5 Months Can Change Your Life. (Laura Riley)

I’m not entirely sure where to start as I attempt to reflect on the last 5 months that I spent abroad. The experience opened my eyes, built me, and changed me. It was easier than I expected, but at the same time full of surprises. And…

What’s Ireland to Me? (Allyson Bills)

Original post date: September 16, 2012 Being here for almost a whole month I have a new appreciation for home life.  Starting out in my very first apartment, shopping for my own groceries, getting supplies that are usually on the shelf at home has been a…

UCC (Tom Mauthe)

The educational system followed by UCC varies slightly from the other Irish Universities and greatly from the education in the United States.  I took three psychology classes and one political class and they both seemed to differ in the same way.  Professors are addressed by their…

Finals: Ireland Style (Katie Riesterer)

On 12 December 2011, I will be taking three exams.  The first, Set Dancing, will be quite pleasant as this exam is taken with the help of fifteen other classmates.  I dance the lady component alongside my dance partner and together we dance with three other pairs.…

UCC The School to Be (Jenny Cheke)

My very first experience in an Irish classroom was a huge success. My professor was wonderful. She was so helpful and understanding. The first day of class she made us very aware that we can go to her for anything, even if it is just to…

From SNC to UCC (Claire Hephner)

I am currently in my third month abroad. After living in a country for three months I am starting to feel like I am comfortable living here and have almost developed a set schedule or pace of life. Well, as much of a schedule as you…

Calibri, Times New Roman, or Batang (Claire Hephner)

Ireland has a very unique system for picking classes. And not just for the international students, but for everyone. Ireland is a very laid back country which is a bit of a shock because we all live in a very organized and time conscious country. They…

Chicago / Dublin / Cork (Claire Hephner)

This is my third day in Ireland! The weather has been beautiful so far. It has only rained once and it wasn’t a real rain like I would experience back in the states, it was more misty. The flight to Ireland went really well. I flew…